My youngest daughter had asked me to bring this book home for her. She'd complained about a teacher reading it out loud to them instead of letting the kids read their own books to themselves. But then the teacher didn't finish the book and Samantha had to know how it ended. The ironic thing was, just a few days later I was reading a book that listed this as a wonderful read. It was sweet and touching, and I'm glad I picked it up. But then again, I don't think I've read anything by Fannie Flagg that I didn't enjoy.